5 Things to Know about Emergency Standby Generators

When the power goes out, it’s an emergency because you have no electricity to do anything that you need to do. There is no electricity to cook, charge your phone, run your sump pump, run exhaust fans, keep food cold, or keep your home secure.

Many individuals avoid these situations by investing in an emergency standby generator to help them get through the outage. The generator taps into the fuel supply so that it can be fed fuel throughout the outage. It also immediately kicks on so you don’t have to worry about starting it up on your own. In many cases, homes with standby generators don’t miss a beat and here is why:

  1. The operation is automatic because it is connected into the home’s breaker box. Through an automatic transfer switch, the structure is disconnected from the utility lines and to the generator supply. This takes just a matter of seconds after the power goes out.
  2. Homes and businesses need power for so many reasons. Homes need them to keep the essentials running and businesses need them to keep the doors open and computers running while the power is out. Businesses are able to save a lot of money on their bottom lines by having backup power.
  3. Different fuel types can power generators, but natural gas is quite common because of the natural gas lines running to the home. However, generators can also run off of propane and diesel.
  4. Generators can operate at different capacities. The larger the generator, the more it is going to power. The size of the structure needing powered is a major consideration when determining the size of the generator.
  5. Maintenance doesn’t have to be heavy and a professional can take care of it. There are monitoring devices and programs that let you know how your generator is performing. You can also have your generator monitored remotely by your generator company so they know when something is wrong.

So all in all, generator ownership is convenient and it isn’t that complicated.